Velvet da Vinci is Closing

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Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco is closing. After 26 years it has been a good long run! It has been a privilege to work with so many inspiring artists, first in Hayes Valley and for the last 13 years in the wonderful space on Polk Street. Heartfelt thanks to the many loyal customers, colleagues and friends who have supported the gallery for so long. To the hard working VdV team, Diane Komater, Nikki Couppee, Amy Tavern (and Sienna Freeman!) I will miss you more than I can say. The gallery will be winding down during May and June and will close by July 1. If there is a special piece that you have been thinking about… now is the time to get it!

Although the gallery will be closing, Velvet da Vinci can still be found online. You can visit the gallery archive on the website and I plan to develop the online business here at in the future. Follow the gallery on Instagram and Facebook. There are a few projects still in the works that I would love to see through so there is a good chance that Velvet da Vinci will “pop-up” from time to time… I’m not sure what the next chapter will bring but I look forward to see what happens. Thanks for being part of the adventure.

A Velvet da Vinci Closing Party will take place on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 5-9 pm. Details to come. Hope to see you there!

xx Mike Holmes



Myung Urso Flora Brooches



Brooke Marks-Swanson

Brooke Marks-Swanson Necklace

Tom Hill installing Bird Sequence

Tom Hill installing Bird Sequence



Rodger Stevens Quasiapatheia Necklace



Diane Komater Tall Man wire wall sculpture



Our wonderful neighbor, Stephanie, wearing a Rachel Darbourne Lovingly Murdered brooch